|1905 Postcard view from East Boulevard Street looking North showing boat house on right, the old concrete bridge center frame still exists, smoke stacks from Mill on North Market are visible on right.|
A few things are obvious in the postcard photo. One is the concrete bridge in center frame that still existed last time I looked at the reservoir. It was and still is located on the south end of the main reservoir. The second thing about the photo is the smoke stacks from the mill operating on N. Market Street. Early on they were built and operated by William Aikman and lastly by Bracy Supply Company to market flour.
|Photo from around 1904, tracks would likely be south of the city reservoir.|
|Opera House at Electric Park (1904).|
|High School class of 1904 at Electric Park.|
The singular absence of the Marion City Water Tower is conspicuous which may explain the extra ponds south of the main reservoir shown in this 1918 map.
|1918 map showing multiple reservoirs, current city reservoir and location of Marion Electric power plant.|
by Sam Lattuca, 2013.
Edited by Neil Gale, Ph.D.